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    THERE WERE VARIED OPINIONS ABOUT THE SUCCESS OF THE GENERAL STRIKE, CALLED IN GREECE TODAY (TUESDAY) TO PROTEST AGAINST THE NEW GOVERNMENT.

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    THERE WERE VARIED OPINIONS ABOUT THE SUCCESS OF THE GENERAL STRIKE, CALLED IN GREECE TODAY (TUESDAY) TO PROTEST AGAINST THE NEW GOVERNMENT.THE MINISTER FOR LABOUR, MR.GEORGE BAKATSELOS, SAID THE STRIKE HAD BEEN A TOTAL FAILURE.HOWEVER, THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE GENERAL CONFEDERATION OF LABOUR, MR.NICHOLAS PAPAG??? CLAIMED IT HAD BEEN 90 PER CENT EFFECTIVE.

    THE TWENTY-FOUR HOUR STRIKE HAD BEEN CALLED BY THE CONFEDERATION OF LABOUR IN SUPPORT OF THE FORMER PRIME MINISTER, MR.GEORGE PAPANDREOU, WHO RESIGNED TWO WEEKS AGO OVER A DISPUTE WITH KING CONSTANTINE.THE DISPUTE INVOLVED THE REFUSAL OF THE KING TO DISMISS THE DEFENCE MINISTER, MR.PETROS GARAFOULIAS.IT HAD BEEN ALLEGED MR.GARAFOULIAS WOULD NOT TAKE ACTION TO RID THE ARMED FORCES OF FASCIST ELEMENTS.

    DURING THE STRIKE TODAY POLICE ARMED WITH TEAR GAS, AND TROOPS, WERE POSITIONED AT STRATEGIC AREAS IN ATHENS AND IN THE PORT OF PIRAEUS.

    AT ABOUT NOON STRIKERS PARADED THROUGH THE CENTRAL AREA OF ATHENS CALLING FOR THE FORMER PRIME MINISTER.POLICE SAID THAT AN NUMBER OF SHOPKEEPERS HAD BEEN INTIMIDATED INTO CLOSING THEIR PREMISES.ANOTHER DEMONSTRATION WAS HELD IN THE SECOND CITY OF GREECE, SALONIKA, WHERE PEOPLE CALLED UPON GREECE TO WITHDRAW FROM THE NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANISATION.

    IN THE ATHENS AREA 100 ARMY LORRIES WERE BROUGHT INTO SERVICE TO REPLACE STRIKE-BOUND BUSES, AND ARMY PERSONNEL OPERATED THE UNDERGROUND RAILWAY BETWEEN THE CAPITAL AT THE PORT OF PIREAUS.THE PIREAUS PORT AUTHORITY SAID THAT SHIPS WERE STILL BEING WORKED AT SOME WHARVES AND CLERICAL WORKERS HAD REPORTED AS NORMAL FOR DUTY.

    IN ATHENS, SUPPORTERS OF THE NEW PRIME MINISTER, MR.ATHANASSIADES-NOVAS, PLAN TO HOLD A COUNTER-DEMONSTRATION TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) NIGHT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1KXM6C9YRUBNY26O1KSV1AYXL
    Media URN:
    VLVA1KXM6C9YRUBNY26O1KSV1AYXL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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